• The case for investing in paratransit  by Gail Jennings and Roger Behrens
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  • Why Goods Movement Matters - by the RPA in collaboration with the VREF 
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  • Meeting of the Minds Webinar: Does Online Shopping Create Urban Congestion?

    On April 18, 2018, Meeting of the Minds will host a live webinar featuring Alison Conway from the University Transportation Research Center and Michae...
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  • VASI-SUFS 2018, VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems: Accepting nominations until March 23, 2018.

    The 2018 VREF Advanced Studies Institute on Sustainable Urban Freight Systems (VASI-SUFS) organized and supported by the Rensselaer Polytechnic Instit...
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  • Urban Freight Platform Conference- Designing urban space and managing flows – the importance of freight for liveable cities, 17-19 October 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

    The Urban Freight Platform invites you to submit abstracts to the 3rd VREF Conference on Urban Freight. The conference will present current issues inf...
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  • Strategies for constructive change

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  • China Urban Transport Database (CUTD)

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  • Linking Higher Education and Practical Knowledge

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  • Transit Leadership Summit: 2012 to 2014

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  • Urban Freight in Delhi: Characteristics and Mobility Restrictions

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  • Organising and Managing Urban Freight Partnership

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  • Freight Trip Generation Modelling

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  • Mega Transport Projects and Success

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The VREF invites PhD students and early stage researchers to apply for a Study Visit Grant to be supported with up to SEK 30 000.

The invitation is open until 181031.

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Global Mobility Research

This Meeting of the Minds' blog monthly releases interviews of global transportation researchers from the VREF's Future Urban Transport Program Network.


This CityFix series, produced by the WRI (World Ressources Institute) Ross Center for Sustainable Cities and supported by the VREF, discusses walking and cycling in cities with a special focus on low- and middle-income countries.

Each year the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research awards a scholarship to a prominent researcher.


About VREF

The Volvo Research and Educational Foundations (VREF) inspires, initiates and supports research and educational activities through the Future Urban Transport Programme - How to deal with the complexity of urban transport (FUT). 

Our Vision: Sustainable transport for equitable access in urban areas

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